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Monthly share of sunset photography

Posted by:Greg on Feb - 15 - 2011 - Filed under: Landscapes,My Experiences,Photo Tips,Photography -

Those of you who frequently visit my blog  probably know that I like shooting sunsets, so now I want to share some of my recent shots. This one has strange colors, but I like it anyway.  I was shooting sunset from the pier and suddenly in the far distance I saw this ship. I quickly changed to my telephoto lens, and made a few clicks. But something was missing… the photo was empty. Then a bird appeared in my viewfinder, and I got this shot. Click on the photo to enlarge. Here is one pretty... more

Seeing in Black and White

Posted by:Greg on Feb - 12 - 2011 - Filed under: B&W,My Experiences,Photo Tips,Photography -

In one of my previous articles I wrote about shooting with intention for B&W (tip number 6), and not merely looking at your photos and trying to convert them to B&W to see if that looks good. Now I would like to add the concept “seeing in black and white”. It comes to you when you shoot a lot of b&w images – you then gain the ability to look at your composition and in your mind see how it would look in b&w. Sometimes, the weather is such that you don’t need... more

Hipstamatic – My Preferred iPhone Camera App

Posted by:Greg on Jan - 31 - 2011 - Filed under: My Experiences,Reviews -

I should have written this post a long time ago, as I’ve been using Hipstamatic ever since I got my iPhone. First of all I must say that I am not affiliated with the creators of this app in any way, I simply love this app! So what is it? Simply put “Hipstamatic” is an alternative app to iPhone’s native camera application. It is very different though. This app attempts to emulate the ancient plastic film cameras in a very realistic way. Its creators put a lot of thought in... more

Elements of Mood

Posted by:Greg on Jan - 10 - 2011 - Filed under: Landscapes,Photo Tips,Photography -

If you think about it, in many landscape photographs there are these often small compositional elements that create the overall mood of the photograph. The whole photograph can show a magnificent landscape, but still what makes all the mood (or sometimes adds the final but vital touch) are these elements. And once you thought about this, you can try and consciously add them to your photographs. Just like I did. This photo would be nice even without the bird, but it would be empty and lifeless. Having... more

Photographing Still Life Using Available Light

Posted by:Greg on Jan - 3 - 2011 - Filed under: Lighting,My Experiences,Photo Tips,Photography,Still Life -

In this post I would like to show that you don’t need sophisticated lighting setups and other “special” props to create interesting still life images. All I used in the photos that you will see below was a glass, an apple, two small sheets of black paper, and two cardboard frames. The main player here was the light. For quite some time now I’ve been noticing that I have a beautiful light coming from my kitchen window during the late afternoon hours, and finally I decided... more

Artistic Interpretation

Posted by:Greg on Dec - 28 - 2010 - Filed under: Landscapes,My Experiences,Philosophy,Photo Tips,Photography -

In this post I’d like to talk about photographer’s artistic interpretation of the observed scene. When I decide to take a photograph of a location, it is usually because I feel some sort of impulse. This impulse comes as a result of the surroundings communicating a certain mood, or association to me. You can say that I am photographing more of a mental image of the scene that I have in my mind at that moment than the actual scene. And consequentially, later when I see the photograph on... more

Leading Lines

Posted by:Greg on Dec - 25 - 2010 - Filed under: Landscapes,My Experiences,Photo Tips -

One of the compositional tools that photographers use to draw the eye of the viewer into the photograph is lines, which lead the viewer through the photograph. And by lines I don’t mean pencil drawn lines or anything like that. These “lines” can be represented by various contours of elements in the image. Here is an example of leading lines in the image: Click on the photo to enlarge. As you can see there are several such lines in this photo. One of them is the line of the wooden... more

Old photos, new post processing

Posted by:Greg on Dec - 10 - 2010 - Filed under: My Experiences,Photography -

About a week ago I found a wonderful photo website of a great photographer Tony Kuyper. In addition to sharing beautiful photographs on his website, Tony also writes Photoshop tutorials on photography post processing. And what a great tutorials they are! You need to know your way around Photoshop in order to fully benefit from them though. For me these tutorials revealed a whole new world, and I have been playing with my photos, implementing stuff I learned from Tony’s tutorials this whole... more

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Hi! I am Greg. I have been writing this blog ever since I started getting interested in photography. I came a long way since then, and had several achievements. My photograph was featured in the National Geographic magazine. My work was also used in various publications and books. In this blog I am sharing everything I know and learn about photography as well as my photographs. I hope my blog contributes to the passionate photographers community and I am always glad to read your comments and suggestions.